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Wanting to crawl into your cave? Here’s why

December 20, 2016
This Wednesday the 21st marks the winter solstice, the longest night of the year and the first day of winter. The solstice is significant on many levels, but for me, it always signifies an invitation to honor and embrace the time of year when nature calls us to go inward. We live in a culture that...
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Are you focusing on what you want (or DON’T want)?

December 13, 2016
Maya, my client, is wading through some swampy waters with a nonprofit she’s invested a huge amount of time, energy and money in. Active on the board for more than 12 years, she can clearly see all the challenges that the group is facing and it’s easy to come up with a list of all the things that...
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4 ways to practice self-compassion

December 6, 2016
When my mother died in 2000, the quote my siblings and I chose for the front of her celebration of life program was, “The fruit of love is service–which is compassion in action.” Mother Teresa My mom’s ability to feel empathy, acceptance and deep compassion for those who suffered–particularly her...
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Your healthcare stories are making a difference on Capitol Hill!!!

January 8, 2017
On Friday, I represented MomsRising at a meeting with Leader Nancy Pelosi and Representatives Bobby Scott and Frank Pallone to discuss the defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from being repealed. In attendance were also 50+ organizations that are working tirelessly to protect the healthcare of...
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How Healthcare Security of American Families—especially breastfeeding moms—Is At Risk

January 6, 2017
Obamacare includes pregnancy, maternal and newborn care in its list of 10 essential health benefits insurance companies must provide for consumers. It requires health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. It amended the Fair Labor Standards Act so employers with more than 50 workers have to give “new mothers, for up to one year after a child’s birth, with reasonable time to take unpaid breaks to express breast milk for their nursing children.” Under this standard, employers also need to provide mothers a private room that is not a restroom to fulfill her breastfeeding and/or pumping responsibilities. Now, because Trump has threatened to overhaul Obamacare, these services are at stake.
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Elizabeth in Pennsylvania

January 4, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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Join us on Capitol Hill to stand up for healthcare!

January 3, 2017
Happy New Year! I hate to jump right into it, but our families’ healthcare security is at risk! The U.S. Congress is back on Capitol Hill this week and some Senators are already talking about moving ahead with plans to roll back advances in healthcare coverage and gut current healthcare programs—...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Chelsea in D.C.

January 3, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Rachel in Indiana

January 3, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Nina in Tuscon

January 3, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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